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UPDATED December 4, 2015

Academy of Language Arts

JAPANESE FOR COMMUNICATION!!

Founded in 1984, Academy of Language Arts (ALA) is located in the heart of Tokyo and renowned for its history. Enhancing learners' conversation skills has been our main educational objective since our foundation. In our general conversation course, learners study in a relaxed multinational environment. ALA is a highly reputable language institute that specializes in business Japanese training, develops and conducts the TCCB (Business Communication Measurement Test). We offer a multitude of programs to meet your goals. Hone your business Japanese skills with our private and company lessons. Whatever your language goals may be, ALA will help you reach them!


3 months intensive course starts in October 7, 2015.


- Short-term conversation course (Intensive / part-time)
- Student visa acquirable course (Intensive / 6 months ~)
- Private lessons/In-company lessons (General / Business)
- Test of Communication Competence in Business (TCCB)
- 外国人社員育成コース

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Address:
No.2 Tobundo Bldg., 2-16, Ageba-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0824
TEL:
03-3235-0071
E-mail:
info@ala-japan.com
Website:
www.ala-japan.com

KAI Japanese Language School

KAI makes you improve real communication

Founded in 1987, KAI Japanese Language School is a reputable Japanese language school in Tokyo certified by the IALC (International Association of Language Centres). Since our foundation, we've attracted students from about 40 countries, who use Japanese as the common language of communication both in and out of the classroom. At KAI, students live Japanese! Our two main programs cover most people. First, the General Course, targets students aiming to master Japanese, while the Practical Conversation Course is a conversation program on a shorter-term basis. In addition, we offer summer courses, 50+ course and private lessons for both individuals and corporates.


Free classroom observation, level check test and counseling.


- General Course (intensive & communication oriented)
- Practical Conversation Course (flexible & conversation focused)
- Summer courses (Grammar & Conversation and JLPT)
- 50+ Course (language & culture for senior learners)
- Private Lessons (for both individual & corporate clients)

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Address:
Miyuki Bldg., 1-15-18, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0072
TEL:
03-3205-1356
E-mail:
admission@kaij.co.jp
Website:
en.kaij.jp/

Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin
JAPANESE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (JLI)

School for practical and business Japanese

Founded in 1967 by the nonprofit International Education Center, JLI has attracted more than 9,000 students from over 90 countries. The features of JLI are: 1) stressing Japanese conversation skills with practical application for business and daily situations; 2) utilizing user-friendly original textbooks written in both Japanese and English (Basic to Pre-intermediate); 3) learning Japanese via TV news and dailies, honing writing and presentation skills (Intermediate to Advanced); 4) targeting business people, families of expats, spouses of Japanese, other adult learners; 5) diverse student body. JLI is conveniently located in the center of Tokyo, a five-minute walk from Yotsuya Station.


Try-out Lesson: You may come and observe the class of your choice for the Regular as well as the Part-time Programs before you sign up.


- Regular Program (Daytime Intensive): Mon. through Fri., 9:00 - 12:20
- Early Morning Course: One or two days a week, 60 min. per lesson
- Daytime Course: One or two days a week, 90 to 120min. per lesson
- Evening Courses: One or two days a week, 90 to 120 min. per lesson
- Saturday Course: 120 - 180 min. per lesson

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Address:
1-50 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
TEL:
+81-3-3359-9600
E-mail:
jli-info@nichibei.ac.jp
Website:
www.nichibei.ac.jp/jli

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute

Visualize your Japanese

Founded in 1975, Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute has reached its 40th anniversary in Japanese language education this year. From its start, SNG has strove to perfect its visual learning Japanese methods with cards of various colors and shapes. In light of this tradition, at SNG you may also now enjoy its new online contents, the VLJ, with extensive grammar exercises, self-quizzes, vocabulary and practical grammar explanations by the method's founder. Why not come and visualize your Japanese at SNG? You can download free sample applications via your smartphone!
Android
iOS


Our students receive discount school cards and discounted commuter passes


- Intensive Weekday Courses
- Business Japanese Course
- Tourism Business Japanese Course
- Short Courses (Summer,etc.)
- Off-campus Cooperate Business Japanese Training, and others.

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Address:
2-9-7 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0075
TEL:
03-5273-0044
E-mail:
snginfo@sng.ac.jp
Website:
www.sng.ac.jp/english01/

Coto Japanese Language Academy

Fun and effective Japanese learning at Coto Language Academy

Are you ready to challenge yourself in Japanese? Coto Language Academy is the perfect place to up your conversational skills! Located in the heart of Tokyo with fun learning as a motto, Coto offers small classes to all levels, flexible schedules and 3 types of courses: Intensive, Part-Time and Private. Catering to our students that are usually English speaking and either long-term residents or short-term visitors, we use original materials to teach real life practical Japanese. Our professional English-speaking staff coupled with our friendly school atmosphere will ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience!


Free level check, trial lesson and counseling offered.


- 4 Week Intensive Course
- Nihongo Plus! Group Lesson
- JLPT Course
- Private Lesson
- Dispatch Lesson

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Address:
3rd floor, Iidabashi Building 4-9-4, Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo
TEL:
03-6261-4515
E-mail:
info@cotoacademy.com
Website:
www.cotoacademy.com

ARC Academy Japanese Language School

4 schools in 3 big cities

Since it was established in 1986, multinational students from more than 50 countries have studied at ARC Academy. Our well-trained and motivated teachers help students master communication skills as naturally as possible through realistic intercultural communication. All our schools, two in Tokyo, one each in Osaka and Kyoto, are conveniently located within easy access of train/subway stations and it is very convenient to go shopping, dine out or visit tourist attractions. In October 2015, the Shibuya school relocated to an eight-story building in Iidabashi, Bunkyo-ku for a better study environment. Our friendly English-speaking staff will be happy to assist you.


- Intensive Japanese Course
- Study Abroad Course
- Business Japanese Class in Iidabashi
- Customized training programs for corporate clients

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Address:
2-23-10 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004
TEL:
03-5804-5811
E-mail:
tokyo@arc.ac.jp
Website:
en.arc-academy.net/

Sun Academy NIHONGO Center

Sun Academy is a Yale University accredited Japanese language school that offers a wide range of courses tailored to meet the needs of its students, be they business people, diplomats, housewives, students, or children. What makes us different? (1) Small class sizes (2-5 students), (2) Conveniently located in the heart of Tokyo (close to Roppongi and Nogizaka stations), (3) Hands-on lessons designed to facilitate rapid acquisition of the skills you need to communicate effectively.


No registration fee until January 31, 2016!


Early morning: 8:00-9:00 Morning: 10:30-12:00
Afternoon: 12:00-13:30/14:00-15:30/16:00-17:30
Evening: 18:30-20:00/19:00-20:00
Saturday: 10:00-12:00/13:00-15:00/15:30-17:30 Culture: Twice a month
Private lessons: any time, any place using customized materials

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Address:
101 L'immeuble Nogizaka Bldg., 9-6-30 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
TEL:
03-3470-0041
E-mail:
info@sanc-jp.com
Website:
www.sanc-jp.com/index_e.html
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ARC ACADEMY Japanese Language School

ARC ACADEMY Japanese Language School

See new aspects of Tokyo

ARC Academy Shibuya School recently relocated to Iidabashi - one of the major interchange railway stations in Tokyo. It is located by the outer moat of Edo Castle and beautiful cherry blossoms can be seen in spring. There are many tourist attractions such as Tokyo Dome City that consists of baseball stadium, amusement park etc. and Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, a beautiful Japanese garden. Some old geisha houses in Kagurazaka area are now used as popular cafes and shops. Studying in Iidabashi will show you new aspects of Tokyo that are not crowded or noisy, yet with all the comfort of the city.

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Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute

Blended Learning

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute began offering a cloud-based Japanese instruction service, Visual Learning Japanese (VLJ), for use by foreigners in cooperation with NTT Communications.

Featuring this method, NTT Communications developed cloud-based e-learning teaching materials so that students can learn Japanese easily. Our original teaching system "blended-learning," which is a combination of online and offline in-class lessons, allows students to learn the language more effectively. The applications for smartphones and tablets, and video clips for PCs enable students to access the content of the class at all times to practice and review the lessons whenever it is necessary, and which will result in faster acquisition of Japanese.

Why not come and visualize your Japanese at SNG?

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Coto Japanese Language Academy

Coto Japanese Language Academy

Amazing school!

"You can tell by the quality of the lessons that the staff at Coto take their job seriously and are members of a solid team."
- Robert Kingston, 31, Canada, Mechanical Engineer

"I love this school! I love small classes and the lovely teachers and my Japanese is improving so fast. This school is amazing!"
- Ana Nicole Vigueras, 18, America, College Student

"A brilliant and colourful place with a comfortable atmosphere that makes learning fun and easy, everyone is so brilliant I really look forward to coming to class and all the extra curricular activities."
- Micheal Rooney, 29, Scotland, Fitter Machinist

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KAI Japanese Language School

KAI Japanese Language School

KAI:DLS
(Digital Learning System)
for better learning experience

KAI Japanese Language School is continually striving to embrace innovative modern learning techniques. With KAI:DLS (Digital Learning System), we're taking our biggest leap forward: our original materials have been transformed for a better learning experience. Students in the General Japanese Course are equipped with a mobile internet-connected, study-ready iPad for digital learning in and out of the classroom. KAI's original textbooks are provided as iBooks and the courses are organized in iTunesU. KAI:DLS provides a unique digital learning environment not found in other language schools. It improves learning speed and comprehension and we are committed to progressively enhancing the platform.

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Academy of Language Arts

Academy of Language Arts

Become fluent in Japanese

Our educational aim is that learners become able to not only gain Japanese knowledge and understand Japanese, but also communicate well in Japanese. We provide practical training with our students in order for them to use it in actual society once they learn something new. Even if leaners start from zero level in Japanese, we assure that they have fluency in Japanese as of their graduation. Therefore our graduates have acquired good communication skills at ALA.

We have offered Japanese language education for practical communication consistently since our foundation. It has resulted in extremely high evaluations in the training of global human resource development for Japanese companies.

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Sun Academy NIHONGO Center

Sun Academy NIHONGO Center
Andreas Bauer

Small but mighty

Working full-time, finding a Japanese language course in Tokyo is surprisingly difficult. Most schools offer classes only during work hours.

After a long search I got lucky with Sun Academy. This small gem has very friendly, talented teachers, is conveniently located and offers totally flexible times, with very early, late and weekend classes. Both in small groups or individually.

Private classes can use whatever book you prefer, but they also published their own task-oriented language books, which are well thought out, fun, have really cute illustrations and are a great extension to any books you might already own.

Highly recommended.

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Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin JAPANESE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (JLI)

Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin

"NIHONGO EXPRESS"
(Ask Publishing)
Basic Level Textbooks Now in USE!

The "NIHONGO EXPRESS" textbook, develped by JLI and published by ASK, comes in two books: Basic 1 contains 16 lessons, while Basic 2 has 22 lessons. The textbooks were created for beginner-level learners of Japanese who want to practice coversation in a business context and learn fundamental grammar at the same time. The textbooks tell the story of a foreign trainee at a large trading house, providing rich illustrations to help beginning students understand the context of model conversations. Filled with conversation exercises that are packed with practical expressions, the texbooks will enable learners to communicate smoothly with their Japanese coworkers and business counterparts.